Clinical First Aid
All healthcare professionals should be proficient in resuscitating patients. Most healthcare professionals will need to prove competency every 12 months.
Healthcare professionals who potentially need to resuscitate children must be trained in the specific HCP resuscitation protocols for children and infants. Healthcare professionals who care for children as part of their role but are unlikely to need to resuscitate them should learn standard child and infant CPR.
We have recently reviewed our first aid delivery and how this will need to be run in order adhere to current Government COVID-19 Guidelines and Resuscitation Council Guidelines. Moving forward we will be able to deliver 4 different methods of training to suit your individual practices needs.
- All healthcare professionals should be proficient in resuscitating patients.
- QOF recommends that all clinical staff update their Emergency Life Support training every 18 months and non-clinical every 3 years.
- Defibrillator training should be undertaken annually.
- Non-healthcare professionals working in a healthcare setting should be proficient in basic First Aid and performing CPR.